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biotechnology (n.)

also bio-technology, 1947, "use of machinery in relation to human needs;" from 1964 in sense of "use of biological processes in industrial production," from bio- + technology.

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Definitions of biotechnology from WordNet

biotechnology (n.)
the branch of molecular biology that studies the use of microorganisms to perform specific industrial processes;
biotechnology produced genetically altered bacteria that solved the problem
Synonyms: biotech
biotechnology (n.)
the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments;
Synonyms: bioengineering / ergonomics
From wordnet.princeton.edu